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Patrol info for U-505

Date lookup for 10 Nov 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Oct 1942Lorient12 Dec 1942Lorient70 days


Officers *

Oblt. Peter Zschech

Oblt. Thilo Bode

Gottfried Stolzenburg

Patrol description

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U-505's position on 10 Nov 1942

Ships hit by U-505 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol

10 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson V9253 (53 Sqn RAF/L, pilot F/S R.R. Sillcock, RAAF)

The II WO and a lookout were seriously wounded in a surprise air attack out of low cloud by a Hudson bomber SE of Trinidad. Four depth charges were released and a direct hit was scored, but the explosion also destroyed the aircraft and the five aircrew. Heavy damage cased the boat to abandon the patrol. 12 days later the II WO was transferred to the milch cow U-462.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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